Ascension : The Anglican Church of Saint Mary the Virgin Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 05.12.2013 (Article Archived on 09.01.2014)
Advent is a time to get ready and to build up the hope within our hearts for the promised coming of Jesus Christ
The Anglican Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
The Season of Advent
Advent is a time to get ready and to build up the hope within our hearts for the promised coming of Jesus Christ! We do this by repenting of our sin, renouncing our wrong choices, and emptying ourselves of ourselves so that he can come and take up His Residence within us and within the Church, which is His Body.
This liturgical practice places us in the heart of a Church that stretches back two thousand years and forward toward the final coming of the Risen Lord. However, like so many treasures in the Church, it must first be discovered, embraced and lived by the worshipper in order to bear fruit in our lives.
Every year, Christians repeat together in public worship the pattern of the Christian life. We walk through the great events of Christian history to bring home the mysteries of the Christian faith into our nitty-gritty lives in the real world.
Come and join us each Sunday as we journey toward Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.